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USA Coin Book >> Dollars >> Morgan >> 1880-O : 80 Over 79

1880 O Morgan Dollars : 80 Over 79

Early Silver Dollars

Mintage: N/A       Minted at: New Orleans

Designer - Engraver: George T Morgan        Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 38.1 mm       Mass / Weight: 26.73 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1880/79 O Morgan Silver Dollar - 80 Over 79 Overdate

One major variety is the 1880/79 O Morgan Silver Dollar with an 80/79 overdate from the New Orleans Mint. This coin features an 1880 date struck over the previous year of 1879 date - which resulted in an 80 over 79 date. This variety is fairly easy to identify because the underlying "7" is clearly visible within the top part of the "8". A small piece of the underlying "9" is also seen inside the "0" at the upper-right side. The difference between the 1880 O normal date vs 1880/79 (80 over 79) Morgan dollar varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1880 O Normal Date vs 1880/79 80 Over 79 Morgan Silver Dollar - Difference and Comparison

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